any idea on how to fix this bricked ubuntu 13?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I can't run software center or software updater I can't run apt-get or oneconf from terminal I get multiple random system errors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGAKy_yjYQ0 it started when I removed some software from software center and connected a external usb HFS+ hard drive would like to try to salvage this install before formatting the partition... any terminal commands that I can run? (Hardware)